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Aug 29, 2013 5:00pm EDT
america and against our interests. the president is committed to strengthening these programs. he has put forth ideas to strengthen these organs. he is following through on promises of reforms. i terms of specific reports, am not in a position to comment on it because i have not read it. >> is the white house aware of out?toruy coming were you guys aware, and i'm curious if you have concerns about this kind of information being out, or are you comfortable -- >> it is hard for me to a comment on the information in the report. i did not talk to the journalist or can on the story, so i'm not a position to comment on that information. we have talked about our concerns about the damaging leak of classified information, but i am not sure whether or not that applies here because i have not read the story. times talked a couple about the global community being in agreement now on chemical weapons in syria. consensus will strengthen over the next few days, or is it already at a point where the president feels he has international mandate? new -- we consider will continue our consultations with i l
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Aug 28, 2013 8:00pm EDT
from america and its allies is on the cards. we just don't know when it might come. but as syria's ambassador to the u.n. said the country right now is in a state of war and preparing for the worse. >> that's john terrett reporting. bam as der. when you look at that bam and when you, might that be the reason why there has been hesitancy to get involved with syria. >> i don't think so at all. i think that if the united states wished to apply direct military force to take out the syrian air force, for example, it could do so. we face terrorist threats were hezbollah and iran already, and yes, it can get worse, but at the same time i think we're facing those things already. the issue for the. >> obama: administration ifor ff the conflict. >> can you talk about the question of why chemical weapons have become the red line? thousands of people were killed in syria by the government already, we didn't take action. >> right. >> suddenly because chemical weapons are used we're taking action. what sense does that make? >> yes, it's an interesting point of view. my point of view is really
Aug 29, 2013 1:40am PDT
, america became more free and more fair. america changed for you and for me. [ bells tolling ] >> reporter: moments before the president spoke, bells rang out across the u.s. to commemorate the moment in 1963 when dr. king uttered his famous phrase. >> as the bells toll today, let us reflect on the bravery, let us reflect on the sacrifice of those who stood up for freedom. >> reporter: among the thousands in washington was edith lee payne who was there 50 years ago as well. the detroit woman who was as a child seen in this iconic 1963 photo reflected on both events. >> why was it important to be here? >> because my mother brought me. and if we're going to continue to make change and make this world better, we have to be a part of that change. >> reporter: the thousands that showed up battled rain, humidity and long security lines, but they stayed to honor the freedom marchers of 50 years ago. john and diana? >> tahman, thank you. >> tough to navigate. president obama opening his mouth and getting some people annoyed. other people saying great. he really had to please a lot of people with t
Aug 29, 2013 10:00am EDT
then will america do? what will iran do? what will russia do but i started off, mr. speaker, by making a reference for the first world war, next year we are going to be commemorating the stinking great of the events of august 1914. and those events have a worrying parallel because you have a series of actions and reactions which drew in an escalating fashion one country after another. nobody thought that the assassination of an obscure archduke woodley toward world event. this is a powder keg and we should not be lobbing weapons into the heart of such combustible material. >> we will break away from this british house of commons debate on syria at this point. were expected this debate to continue for several hours with possible votes later today. taking a look at democratic congressman saying there's no vital national security involved, even if it's in government has proved to deliver did use chemical weapons, which -- republican scott wigle tweets what's happening right now in british parliament should be happening in the u.s. congress. moral issue. is a death caused by chemical weapons wors were
Aug 29, 2013 12:00am PDT
economically robust parks program in america. we had a cell phone app, parka meanttionv, park hours, park programs. we can now register online and having wi-fi in our parks will make it easier for park users and frankly our staff to deliver the programs and services that the public expects in our open space. so, we're thrilled ~. government can't do it alone any more, so, this is really about partnership. we're so thankful to google and veronika, thank you for hanging with us. thank you to sf city. a big thanks to mark, supervisor farrell for stewarding this. and also a big thanks to the mayor who has really given us room to be innovative, room to pursue public private partnerships and has really supported innovation in our parks. and, john, thank you for hosting us here. supervisor avalos has been an incredible advocate for our neighborhood parks and one of the things great about this gift, this is not just going to parks frequented by tourists or destination parks. this is a benefit that is going into our neighborhoods. so, we're really thrilled. the last folks i want to thank are my ow
Aug 29, 2013 4:00pm EDT
that top analyst forecasts help aid long by better sales? north america. a nice stock entering today done about 20% from its highs earlier this month. as for those in the red, big oil taking a beating. exxon, mobile and chevron down more than 1%. so bill, big movers here for big names at least. back over to you. >> bank of canada though, was up. about 1% today. royal bank of canada. rbc with record earnings for the quarter. so now we ask, what's next for the bank? >> with cnbc exclusive interview, gordon nixon. ceo of rbc. >> nice to be back with you both. >> one thing that's clear from your earnings, is that rbc is making hay while the sun is shining. i whether i remember target earnings report, weakness in canada et cetera, do you see storm clouds gathering on the horizon for the canadian economy? >> we don't. by and large, you know, business continues to be very strong. record results in canadian banking. record results in wealth management and strong results across all of our other businesses with a strong 20% return on equities. so it feels pretty good. i think the outlook for the ba
Aug 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
of the march on washington. during his remarks he called on america kind of to in his words he said to take on the great unfinished business of the march and he was talking about addressing income disparity, that was one of his big i think themes of the speech. what do you think the big takeaways were of his remarks? a lot of people were waiting to hear what we to say. >> largely will you view this through the prism of your own life and experience. democrats are going to view it differently than republicans, white americans view it differently than african-americans. common things i talked to at the march is they found it less personal and more political than they anticipated. the president only made a brief reference talking about the advancement of african-americans in politics and talked about state government, city government, congress, he said yes, even the white house now. the back half of the speech was about income and equality, education and equality. the president making his case that the country must do more, he needs help from outside washington. that was a key point. change doe
Aug 29, 2013 4:00pm PDT
written by republicans post reconstruction. so to not be there in that moment to look america in the eye and complete that leap, that forward progress for the american people, and to say that the african-american community, that we have made missteps in the last 50 years, but we stand here united with you in the journey forward in the life and times of dr. king. >> you're wonderful to say this to be honest about your party, but it wasn't just one or two people. >> no, none of them. >> the day two stories on yesterday's story on the march in washington commemoration of course noted there were no republican elected officials on the steps of the lincoln memorial yesterday. "the washington post" headlines says republicans absent from march on washington. a headline of "the wall street journal" reads at 50th anniversary of march, no gop speakers. interesting point here. for evidence of the shift over the years, let's take a look. let's take a look now at the relationship between the republican party and african-american voters. consider this example. contained neatly in two generations of the
Aug 29, 2013 1:00pm PDT
than nascar, the nba and america's pastime, baseball. the question is who really won in this settlement and does it mean anything when it comes to the impact of concussions in football? i want to bring in a man that any football fan knows very, very well. peter king, senior writer for "sports illustrated" and editor of the thanks for joining us. really appreciate it. >> sure. >> first of all, help us understand this settlement. for a couple years now people have been saying the nfl faced an existential problem, concussions could literally end the game. so how big a deal is this for pro football? >> well, this was the storm cloud that was over every decision the nfl made, it was over every season the last few seasons because everyone knew that this -- there was going to come a day of reckoning. and the reason why this is such a big win for the national football league in my opinion is that even though, including the attorneys fees, it's going to cost every nfl team, every nfl owner about $30 million, this is $30 million payable over a 20-year period the owners are going to have
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